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Are Legal Aid Lawyers Any Good?
Are They Usually Young And Inexperienced?
It depends on the lawyer. Some lawyers are inherently good and some are not.
Young/new lawyers often tend to make up for their lack of experience with their dedication and hard work. On my very first case (before I was actually licensed as an attorney - I was still an intern practicing under my supervising attorney's law license), I read every single case that was related to the case I was working on. I literally spend hundreds of hours on research. I won the case in Superior Court against an attorney with 15 years experience. The defendant appealed and hired a second law firm that specialized in appeals court work. This was my first time in the Appellate Court. And I won again. (And the first law firm I defeated actually offered me a job . . . which I didn't accept.) The defendant appealed to the state's Supreme Court and hired a law firm that specialized in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. I won again.
I am considered a pretty good attorney. Today I have about eight years of experience, and I only work in legal aid because I like the freedom of being able to represent clients who genuinely need help and DESERVE help without having to worry about how that client is going to pay me.
Oklahoma Property Law Question?
I Have Approx. 7 Acres That Has Been Fenced For 20+ Yrs . My Neighbor Has Passed Away And The New Owners Are Trying To Move The Fence. Could You Help Direct Me To The Proper Laws That Address This Issue?
If you can possibly work this out with your new neighbor, then I would work something out with them. If you strongly oppose your new neighbors moving the fence, then you should consult a local real estate attorney. If the fence has been situated in its current position for twenty years, then the land that you have fenced is considered to be owned by you. It is called Boundary Line by Agreement, and if it were to go to court, you most likely would win the case, but again, it is always better to work things out if you can.
A property line may be determined to be different than as was stated on the previous Warranty Deed, and it is known as "Boundary Line By Agreement". If this is your case, the owners have agreed that a certain line will be the property line even though they know it is not the actual deeded property line. When there has been such an agreement and the condition has existed for as you have stated, over twenty years, then the actual legal property line becomes that which they have agreed on previously. This type of problem often happens when one of the agreeing owners sells his property and the new owner wants to move a fence that has existed for years under the previous owner's agreement with the neighbor. Again, if you cannot work things out with your new neighbor, please consult a local attorney. I hope this has helped you. Good luck!
Can You Be Denied An Appeal If Your Attorney Never Objected To Anything The Prosecutor Said During Your Trial?
The question is not whether you can be "denied" an appeal, but whether you can win an appeal. You have to show that it would have made a difference in your case if your attorney had made objections. If there were no grounds for objecting, then there would have been no reason for your attorney to object. If, on the other hand, there were grounds to object, you might be able to get a reversal if you can show first that a reasonably competent would have objected and second that you might have obtained a better result if the attorney had objected.
Do I Need Permission To Do This In My Writing?
Let's Say I Want To Slide In A Few Pronouns Into My Writing From Time To Time. I Know There Is A Legal Issue With Using A Musician's Song Lyrics In Writing Without Their Grant Of Permission, But I'm Talking Stuff Like "Mcdonald's" Or "Walmart"--Simple Pronouns That Are Well Known Enough For The Majority Of People To Know Off The Top Of Their Heads. Am I Liable To Be Held Accountable For Any Copyright Issues? Now What If I Go A Little Further And Maybe Insert A Famous Person's Name Like A Philosopher's Or An Artist's Or Maybe Even A Title Of A Major Work(S). Am I Voiding Any Legal Policy?
It Would Be Very Helpful If Someone Could Be So Kind As To Put Up A Link Listing Any Or All Legal Issues Concerning Publication. Thank You.
You raise a variety of issues on multiple fronts.
"WalMart" and "McDonald's" are proper nouns (not pronouns) and they are not copyrighted; they are trademarked. For example, you cannot open a restaurant and call it McDonald's and paint golden arches on the side of the building.
If you write an essay or personal narrative and talk about a time that you went to McDonald's, you can just write that. Generally, you can do the same in a work of fiction. (Example: Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. The author used WalMart as the setting for a good bit of the story. She painted WalMart in a favorable light. I'm certain WalMart was made aware of this and given the opportunity to approve the story.)
In the movie "Little Miss Sunshine," there is a scene where the family is using some promotional glasses from a fast-food restaurant. Originally, the script called for drinking glasses from Burger King, and Burger King did not wish to be associated with the movie, so that detail was changed. That's about trademark.
If you write a report or an academic work, you must use the trademark sign immediately after names like WalMart and McDonald's and Apple.
Citing an author or an artist or a philosopher and referencing a work is not copyright violation. Citing a bit of a song's lyrics is one thing; printing the lyrics to an entire album is another. There are lots of factors.
You should read about what copyright is to get a better understanding.
Also, if you were to publish, the publisher will vet the work to make sure there are no legal issues. If you want to self-publish, you would do well to have an attorney (one who specializes in publishing) vet the work for you.
Generally, in order to be held liable, there must be stakes, preferably high ones. In other words, no one is going to bother coming after you unless it's worthwhile. This is not to say that this gives you a license to violate any copyright as you please, but rather to understand that it's a long way off before it becomes a problem.
I don't think there is a link listing any and all "legal issues concerning publication." There is much to be considered; it's not all just black and white.
In the meantime, don't worry about it. Write and get the writing done. You can fuss with the details and the legalities later.
What Is The Main Question In Cases Of Criminal Law? In Civil Law?
Can the prosecution prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused did every element of the crime in question?
Can the plaintiff prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant caused the injury alleged?
Chances Of Beating An Assault Case Without A Lawyer?
I Know Two People That File Assault Charges Against Each Other. The First Person Pushed The Second Person And The Second Person Punched The First Person. The First Person Is Representing Herself Without Witnesses. The Second Person Has A Lawyer And Witnesses. What Will Likely Happen In Court?
If the other person has a lawyer AND witnesses, the first person has almost no chance of beating the charges without a lawyer.